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Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 11:53 am    Post subject: Ever tried Fishing with your Hands ?  Reply with quote    

Or tickling as its called ?
You should, as it can be great fun and rewarding to get you feet and hands wet on a warm summers day.
Its an art, not an art in the true sense of angling but definately an art. I've done it since I was a boy and stll get in and have a go at it at least once every summer .
Perfectly illegal but perfectly permissable for a downsizer as there are no carbon emissions associated with the manufacture of your tackle
A very basic run down of what you do is that you basically grope under the stones and in bank holes with your hands untill you locate your fish and then you gently stroke your fish rather than tickle your fish under the belly and ease it out and upto the surface .
Then as the actress said to the bishop its all in the wrist as you deftly flick it up out of the water and onto the bank and into your pocket..
Great fun.You must have a go and once perfected you'll never starve

Last edited by Bodger on Fri Aug 25, 06 12:00 pm; edited 1 time in total

spanky



Joined: 14 Mar 2006
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Location: near lowestoft suffolk
PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Louth in lincolnshire us old ones call it coddeling a trout used to go early morning to the stream at hubbards hills and take a brace or 2 , strange things is my feet went very cold as if i was back in that freezing water when i started reading the topic , guilty consience i wonder /

Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Keep the art alive Spanky

spanky



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if i was able mate the olny thing i would find in my local river is the sparkling trolley fish , not a trout to be seen in these parts except in private lakes ,plenty sea fish but they play the game

bluebell



Joined: 19 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have caught Salmon with my hands...but only 'cause they were cream crackered after going up stream. What really made me laugh whilst all these fish that we could catch with our hands were the serious fishermen casting their lines in earnest and not catching a thing:lol:

spanky



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 12:23 pm    Post subject: fish Reply with quote    

and the little lad with a safety pin and butchers twine gets the whopper while your 1000 tackle gets nothing
always remember poaching a trout river ( when i was a kid ) and the bigggest lad in the village had a daisy airgun and he made us stand down river while he walked the bank and spotted a big fish then he would slide the barrel of his air rifle in the water and shoot the fish in the head at that it would float down an we had the task of catching it as it went by needless to say he never in all the times he took it did he ever come close to hitting one . it took him till he was 16 to realise that what he aimed at in the water was not what he was seeing on the land due to tha refracton angle ,we just carried on coddling ours and taking home the spoils ,isnt it strange how some folks can get loads of fish when nobody is about to see them do it haha

Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Day time for trout tickling and night time for salmon knobbling

bluebell



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We we used to go fishing of the end the Pier, usually at Dover, I caught more fish with my hand made bamboo rod than my grandfather or mother did with their shop bought rods, much to my grandfathers annoyance!

Bernie66



Joined: 14 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Isn't it supposed to be thought of as "bad form" by those in angling circles?
I am not saying its not effective, just not well thought of.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bad form Bernie but really good fun. I just can't help myself. I need therapy. I was known as the poaching policeman ! But they could never prove it.
The stories I could tell ! The s**t I could get myself into !

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As it appears to be illegal

http://www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au/recreational/freshwater/freshwater/general_information_-_notified_trout_waters


At least in some places anyway, its not the type of thing we want to be seen to be promoting on DS. If my sources are incorrect, and it is in fact perfectly legal feel free to discuss it.

I am ready to be corrected if I am wrong?

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought "Tickling" was illegal although I've just looked at the fishing byelaws for North West England and can't find anything specific on it

Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It most certainly is

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The lads in the village my Dad lived in favoured cricket-bats or golf-clubs, but that was for salmon.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 06 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

lots ,various types , a mesh net around one hand helps the slithery grab but slows things down so use it as an "anvil".
heron form can work ie a fast grab ,so pelican form ie drive them into a corner .
or grab at low tide/ flow in pools

more fun than putting froglets in a bucket (i bred amphs for a while )
paitience and a grab that curves the fishy will work .
my dad showed my in a tiny moorland stream when i was very small .
the only fish i caught in greece was by hand while swimming .
bait helps
reaching under the bank is a good tactic

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